Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Great Shadowbox Idea

A great shadowbox idea was to frame the photo, Eagles CD cover, tickets, guitar picks, would be top mounted to a black mat, with a Blue Ash colored mat the signed drum sticks were top mounted, with openings for each on top. The frame would be a black shadowbox, glazed with museum glass, which gives the items behind it amazing clarity, while dramatically reducing glare. When finished, it looked like this:

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Simple Way

Here is a simple way to bring a lot of color into your room. You could achieve this look with painted canvases or pieces of fabric mounted on foamboard. Either way, it makes a colorful statement on the wall. The frames are all white, but in different sizes and profile shapes to add interest.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!

Hours today are 11- 2 PM It's to nice here today!

With proper framing, you can create a family heirloom that will last for many successive generations.

One nice feature of framed military medals is that the military awards badges that show the history of the ancestor, as well as awards for bravery and valor.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Christopher Beikmann Artist Reception

Christopher Beikmann Artist Reception next Saturday, 3 - 7 pm.  Chris is a Digital Collage Artist from Aurora, CO.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Wedding Gift Idea

It's Wedding Season time and if you are looking for an idea for a gift for the couple here is one for you from "My Personal Artist" ""

Thursday, May 24, 2012


If you want your groupings to have a unique personality, mix it up. In this display there are different mat colors, frame colors, frame profiles and widths. This diversity adds character to make the arrangement interesting.

Keep Calm

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Colorful frame design

We love this colorful frame design, stacking a bright Red with a White moulding - it's a stunner!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Organize your Jewelry

Are you tired of your necklaces and bracelets getting all tangled in the jewelry box? With this idea you can get organized and decorate at the same time. Ask your framer to help you create just the right grouping for your jewelry and your room.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Photos of Waves

This "art" is a series of six photos of waves. By keeping the shots tight to the waves, they take on an abstracted appearance so the traditional subject matter looks fresh and contemporary. The white on white custom frame design is the perfect touch to unify the various colors in the photos.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Funky Frame Idea

For the final concept, let’s take a step back to when you actually take a photo. Why not include a frame in the image? It can be used to fun effect with casual portraits, and is a great way to isolate a particular part of a scene.  Use that same frame, or one similar to frame the picture with, fun!

Here are a few examples to offer some inspiration!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Magazine Covers

Here is an idea from Design Sponge...Magazine covers and pages can be ART! This arrangment might be perfect for an editor or at the magazine offices. With other covers and pages it could work for someone into world events, culture, travel, sports, etc.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Framed Medals

If you are into competitive running, swimming, biking, horse riding, etc. show off your accomplishments in a custom frame.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Leather Framed Mirror

New round leather 24" framed mirror, the frame is hand made in Lima, Peru and is stunning!

Framed Message Board

One of my customers took and old frame that we had on a sidewalk sale, had us drymount some wrapping paper she bought,we added a mat and glass she now has a custom message board, Cathy is going to write on the glass, leaving messages for her family, tapping pictures to the glass, it's a great idea!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Leather Frame

This frame just arrived, brought to me by the owner of "House Of Mercier," a company in Lima, Peru that specializes in hand made leather frames. Theses frames are really beautiful, hand embossed with aluminum edges. I put the frame on Susan Willam's photo "Blue Eye"and it is stunning, come see!

Framed Puzzle

We just framed this wooden puzzle. It was put together by a father and daughter, they wanted it framed becuase they had done it together, and they liked the puzzle. It will look great in the child's room, or family room.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Frank Zappa Photo

We just frame this limited editon photo by NYC photgrapher Lynn Goldsmith. This is a photo of Frank Zappa and it was used on the cover of his album "Sheik Yerbouti," COOL!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Shells framed

Many people pick up shells on the beach, but never do anything more with them. This grouping, organized by the color of the shells, is suitable for rooms of all styles. The frames can be refined or rustic to provide the right look for your space.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Botanical Prints

This display of botanical prints on the wall accentuates the height of the soaring ceiling. Soft green coordinates with the antique prints and unites the lower and upper parts of the wall. Reclaimed oak flooring, laid in a herringbone pattern, lends the charm of instant age to the room.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Beautiful Grid

This beautiful grid grouping is made up of sections from four different, coordinating fabrics. The simple silver leafed frames are elegant and understated. Notice how the grouping is offset from the bed, yet serves as a faux headboard.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Child's Artwork

In a recent post we shared how a parent had small color copies made of her child's artwork and then had them custom framed using multiple mat openings. This idea takes it a step further, incorporating photos of the artist to personalize the grouping. Great idea!

Waterfowl painting

We just reframed this waterfowl oil painting for a customer, amazing how much beeter it looks without that large gold monster of a frame that it had on it. Up date them people, it's taking the old and making it look new again, and no I am not talking about me.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Unusal Items

These days more and more people are framing unusal items that may seem insignificant to others, but have meaning to them. For example, these kitchen utensils may be what Mom used to cook meals and seeing them like this brings back fond memories. Take something meaningful to your custom framer.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Art displayed creatively

Art is being displayed more creatively today than in years past. Here one piece is hung directly on the wall, but another is on the floor, leaning against the desk, with more nestled into the bookcase. It's important to respect and take care of framed art, but aside from that, use imagination.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Memorabilia Box

We wanted to share with you a fantastic idea that our customer had, using old newspaper print as a backdrop for her memorabilia in a shadow box. Finished with a frame from the Verona collection, we were pleased with the end result!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Swimsuit Season

It's swimsuit season. These three vintage suits make a great conversation piece when framed and grouped on the wall. Of course, if you aren't interested in swimwear, you could also have sports jerseys, tutus, kimonos, aprons, t-shirts or any other favorite textiles custom framed.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A beautifully framed picture should make you say "Wow!"

A beautifully framed picture should make you say "Wow!"

Christopher Beikmann "Featured Artist" May/June

Christopher Beikmann "Featured Artist" May/June here @ Frame By Frame, come see.............
Using a shadow box frame is great way to preserve your family treasures. Our customer brought in her Great Grandmothers glasses and bonnet along with two photos to be framed, What a great conversation piece

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Susan William's Buffalo

Susan Williams Photography:  Buffalo  $425.  framed 18" X 24"

Empty Frames

An empty frame can be as pretty as a picture. Group together a selection of painted and vintage styles of various shapes and sizes. Layering them on top of one another and mixing in other objects, like vases and small prints, makes a bold graphic statement.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Christopher Beikmann Handbags

Christopher Beikmann handbags now at Frame By Frame!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Frame A Rug

Looking for a unique piece of "art" for your wall? Have a rug custom framed. The patterns, textures and colors of rugs may be the perfect thing.